Sullivan Stadium - July 2, 1989
July 02, 1989
venue used to be called "Schaefer Stadium" - Los Lobos opened - last 1st-set "Playin": 07-04-87  or 12-27-86  - last 1st-set "Crazy Fingers": 04-04-86 
Set List:Playin' in the Band
Wang Dang Doodle
We Can Run But We Can't Hide
Queen Jane Approximately
To Lay Me Down
Don't Ease Me In
Friend of the Devil
Eyes of the World
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Quinn the Eskimo
Attendees of this show
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i was at this show and what A GREAT SHOW IT WAS. BEING IN THE FIRST 1 SHOWS I SAW AND THE GOODIES I INGESTED EARLIER MYSELF AND A FEW FRIENDS I WAS WITH thought we had missed the first set until about tenn jed. now the 1st set opener playin>crazy fingers>wang-dang-doodle was truly amazing and will never forget it. you see last time played in dead base among other places such as here but you never see anything about that nd set FOTD opener. i think the last set FOTD might have been as far back as 78' any comments by anyone else would be great. either post comment or send me a personal message. my hard cove dead base has been in an out of town friends possesion for a while now so i guess i can research myself via internet.
edit of 1st comment. i was at this show and what a great show it was. being one of my 1st 10 shows and after the goodies me and my friends ingested. after the opening playin>crazy fingers>wang dang doodle we thought we had missed the 1st set untill about tenn jed when things slowed down a lttle. now as great as that opening trio was you read about the last 1st set versions of these songs in dead base and others such as this site. but you never hear anything about that 2nd set FOTD opener. i have to research a little more but i might even go back as far as 78' or 79' as last set2 version of this song. any comments out there? either post it or send me a personal message please. thanks and keep up the good wok deadnet and fans everywhere
Two things about this show. that FOTD to start the 2nd set was the best I'd ever heard. yes, an extra jam segment in the middle and seeing Jerry's face on the big screen smiling as he sang on a gorgeous summer evening has been ingrained in my mind ever since. I can listen to that tape (or mp3 now) and it takes me back to that night.
the other was after He's Gone when Jerry decided he wasn't quite ready to turn it over to the drummers and started playing Eyes. Weir had to literally run back out and start playing and no one could hear Jerry singing the first verse because Healy had already turned down his mike. We were cracking up!
This was my very first concert ever, I was 16 and what a great experience & show it was!!! It was soooooooooo hot that day the sweat was pouring off us but what a show it was. I am so GRATEFULthat I got to see the DEAD prior to Brents death a year later and Garcia's in 95. I went to this show with my boyfriend who also died in 1990 so this day will live on forever as one of my best memories!!!!
Forever a Fan
And a darned good one. It was even better than the song list suggests. Playin>Crazy to open and FOTD were supergood. It was good ole Grateful Dead for Truckin>He's Gone>Eyes. The Dead always had the capacity to bust one open like this from 80-90, they just couldn't keep up the tempo for a whole night at that age.
We stomped on the terra that day!
First show, hopped a wall to get on the floor at the start of the show. Spent the show 30 feet from Brent. The Fantasy Jude was amazing... everyone singing na-na-na-na-Na-Na-Na-Nah at the top of their lungs... Never forget it.
Oh, and it was hot as hell that day (as someone mentioned). Some girl got heat stroke and passed out in front of me and my buddies -- we had to carry her out to the ushers. Everyone was really cool and we just slid back into our primo spot on the floor.
It was an amazing show. And I remember walking around that dusty parking lot absolutely blown away, realizing that I was "home".
I flew up from Florida for the first two shows of this tour to spend some time with my friends Mark Way and Tom Rigby.
Although the Rich Stadium show two days later was good, this show was exceptional with 1st and 2nd set opening rarities that were as good live as they read on paper.
One thing that remains in my mind to this day about this show was the support the Band gave Brent while he sang 'We Can Run But We Can't Hide'.
I could tell how much they loved him. History has shown that Brent had demons that apparently were insurmountable.
I was devastated when I heard of his passing and, for me, the Band was never the same after it.
I love all of you and I'll see you in Santa Clara.
Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Run Time: 3 hours (approximate)
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Fathom Events and Rhino are partnering once again to bring Grateful Dead back to theatre audiences for the 6th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up 2016. The event will showcase a previously unreleased Grateful Dead Concert from Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA on July 2nd, 1989; the tour-opening show from what would be one of the Dead's best tours of their final 15 years performing. In addition to the full show, Dead & Co will show footage from the fall tour, behind the scenes & interviews leading up to the summer tour. The meet-up happens Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 7:00pm.
Tickets: General Admission $12.50
Seeing this tonight at the new theater in Ruston, Washington...should be fun!!